Four major courses (12 credits) also meet Liberal Studies requirements: ENGR 199, MATH 153, CHEM 139 and PHYS 230. Students must be aware that if these courses are not taken to meet Liberal Studies requirements, they will still need to be completed for the BS Electrical Engineering degree.
The major requires 96 credit hours, which includes 61 in the Electrical Engineering Core, 32 in the Math/Science Core, and 3 in the Technical Elective Core. 12 credit hours in the major also meet the Liberal Studies requirements (ENGR 199, MATH 153, CHEM 139, and PHYS 230).
Entering students who declare the Electrical Engineering major will be admitted to the program. (However, if a student cannot be placed into Calculus I - MATH 153 or above, the student may require more than eight semesters to graduate.) To continue in the major, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be making satisfactory progress towards their degree. Exceptions will be considered by the school on a case-by-case basis.
To graduate with a BS Electrical Engineering degree, all students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses in the major taken at Western Carolina University and must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better: MATH 153, MATH 255, ENGL 101 and 202, CHEM 139, PHYS 230, EE 201, EE 202, EE 211, EE 221, EE 311, EE 312, EE 321, EE 322, EE 331, EE 351.